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NIST High School Courses

Though NIST encourages all students to pursue the IB Diploma Programme (DP), we also also believe in providing as many unique opportunities to students as possible. This includes our own high school courses that complement the DP and provide the option of an alternate pathway for students who do not want to pursue the full DP.

All of the NIST High School Courses available can be taken in conjunction with IB courses in areas of strength or interest, and provide a grade point average equivalence used for college or university acceptance. Additionally, they reinforce essential concepts and skills that can be applied both in and out of the classroom. The courses are open to all year 12 and year 13 students and provide further opportunity for students to have a challenging, engaging and successful education at NIST.

Several key features distinguish our high school courses:

  • The courses are academically rigorous
  • Assessment is project and skills-based
  • Completion of the CAS programme is required
  • Theory of Knowledge (TOK) and the extended essay are optional
  • 3 higher level (HL) subjects are not required

The progress of students in all year levels is internally based on published criteria. As is the case with the full DP, parents are kept informed of progress through reports, parent/teacher conferences and information evenings.

Curriculum Standards

All NIST High School Courses are based on US-based learning standards. These standards were carefully selected for each subject area in order to ensure the best possible alignment with the NIST curriculum and approaches to learning.

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies
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“The community understands and has embraced the shift from an achievement-oriented to a growth-oriented learning model and its connection to developing lifelong learners.”
— 2018 NEASC Accreditation Report

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The IB Programme

The International Baccalaureate (IB) does not merely promote a curriculum, but rather a mission to transform the world through education.

Academics

Our community has cultivated a well-deserved reputation for excellence in academics over the past two decades. Being the first full International Baccalaureate (IB) World School in Thailand and a frequent early adopter of programme developments, NIST enjoys an unparalleled relationship with the IB, remaining at the forefront of progressive, research-based teaching and learning.

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Positive Impact

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
– William Durant – 

 

Extra Curricular Activities

NIST encourages all students to push beyond their limits through the Extra-Curricular Activities (ECAs) Programme, which offers more than 300 activities in areas as diverse as sports, drama, music, art, technology, academics, language, and social and environmental activism.

We believe in the power of education

We believe in the power of education

All of the members of the NIST community, past and present, see education as a force that can enlighten and transform.

Welcome to NIST International School

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